Dear Friends in Music
please welcome to the MoonJune‘s first live webcast from ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn. Hopefully You can join us for this webcast that will start at 7pm sharp, with the band performing from 7:05pm, and available anywhere in the world except the New York City area for a modest sum of $3, being a great and symbolic contribution not just to this unique and incredible band from Indonesia, but also to this excellent venue.
ShapeShifter Lab is a 4,200 square foot performance space in Park Slope/Gowanus section of Brooklyn (NYC); this newly renovated performance space hosts the world’s most innovative artists who are looking for a flexible platform to present their work. Bass player Matthew Garrison, son of Jimmy Garrison (bass player for John Coltrane), is the co-owner and creative director with his business partner, Fortuna Sung. With many years as a successful touring musician under his belt, Matt and his team have designed the space with versatility in sound, lighting and layout, each of which can be tailored to each artist. With state-of-the-art equipment and raw space, Matt and his team are creating something truly unique and desperately needed in today’s venue scene in New York City.
Check this great article on this fantastic venue by Nate Chinen in New York Times (<= click), published on May 30, 2013.
To find more about how to access live webcast, please click on the poster below.
7pm sharp in NYC; 4pm sharp on the West Coast USA; 8pm sharp in Brazil; 12 midnight sharp in the UK; 1am sharp on September 5 in Europe; 6am on September 5 in Jakarta, Indonesia; 7am on September 5 in Bali, Indonesia; 9am on September 5 in Tokyo.
Only US$3.00; 2.27 Euros; 1.92 UK Pounds; 296 Yen (Japan); 7.12 Real (Brazil); 32,000 Rupiah (Indonesia); 39 Pesos (Mexico); 99 Rouble (Russia); 4.44 Marks (Bosnia & Herzegovina).
Your support to simakDialog, ShapeShifterLab and MoonJune is appreciated.
Yours in Music
MoonJune Records & Management
Please click on the above cd cover image to for more info on simakDialog’s new studio album “The 6th Story”
The Sixth Story is the exhilarating, full-throttle follow-up to 2009’s critically-acclaimed Demi Masa and 2007’s Patahan , from the Indonesian progressive gamelan-jazz band simakDialog. Raising the benchmark in a genre known for its brilliant artists is no easy feat, but this album is up to the task: each composition is an exquisite master-class rendering of equal parts elegance and intrigue. This is modern progressive jazz at its most original, most far-reaching and most achieving. Referencing the discernible influence of a host of the genre’s most innovative voices — from the great Miles Davis, to Return To Forever, to The Zawinul Syndicate, John Abercrombie Quartet, and even the late, great Charles Mingus — the band continues to push the musical envelope: leaping boldly into uncharted territories where progressive music has yet dared venture (and precious few would be brave- or skilled-enough to even consider attempting)
simakDialog USA Tour 2013
(click on the name of the event/venue for more info)
Sunday, September 1 – Chapel Hill, NC (ProgDay Festival)
Wednesday, September 4 – New York, NY – (ShapeShifter Lab) LIVE WEBCAST – 7pm NYC time $3 only, via live.shapeshifterlab.com
Thursday, September 5 – Dunellen, NJ (Roxy & Dukes)
Friday, September 6 – WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton University, NJ (Jerry Gordon of Serenade to a Cuckoo radio show with simakDialog and MoonJune, 11am-3pm, live stream)
Friday, September 6 – Princeton, NJ (Small World Coffee House)
Saturday, September 7 – Baltimore, MD (Orion Studio)
Sunday, September 8 – Silver Spring, MD (Made In Indonesia Festival)
Special thanks goes to the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia in New York City, Embassy of Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC, and ACHA Productions, Washington DC, for making this tour possible.
Two recording in Los Angeles happening in mid September 2013, coming out on MoonJune in 2014, featuring simakDialog’s guitarist TOHPATI and simakDialog’s keyboardist RIZA ARSHAD.
TOHPATI (guitar), JIMMY HASLIP (bass), CHAD WACKERMAN (drums)
RIZA ARSHAD (Fender Rhodes piano, synth), ERNEST TIBBS (bass), CHAD WACKERMAN (drums).